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Fractures of the second cervical vertebra (C2) are the most common spinal fracture among the elderly. Non-surgical treatment comprises of cervical collar treatment for 12 weeks, while surgical treatment for elderly could mean posterior fixation C1-C2 without collar treatment or anterior screw osteosynthesis C2 with 6 weeks of collar treatment. A meta-analysis of retrospective studies has recently found an improved survival with surgical treatment (Robinson Y et al. 2014). This national registry study is designed to estimate the survival of non-surgical and surgical treatment in a population-based cohort.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Non-surgical treatment, Surgical treatment
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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-07-21T02:23:21-0400
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